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32. Mörike, Magic Realist: Ray Ockenden

17 October 2019, 15:00 - 15:45

Eduard Mörike was a significant poet for many composers, most particularly in the songs of Hugo Wolf. Ray Ockenden, Emeritus Fellow in German at Wadham College, talks about Mörike’s life, his poetic approach, his love of music and his fantastical imaginary creations, ahead of this evening’s concert.

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Dr Raymond Curtis Ockenden

Dr Raymond Curtis Ockenden


After completing his Oxford undergraduate studies in German and French, an exploratory year as a schoolmaster and a year as a graduate student at Balliol, Dr. Ray Ockenden took up a post as lecturer in German at Bedford College London. After seven years there he joined Wadham College as its first Fellow in German in 1967, and has been teaching German literature and language for the University and for many other Oxford colleges ever since. At Wadham, where he is now an Emeritus Fellow, he has fulfilled several College offices, such as Dea... Read Full Biography

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